Archive for July, 2011

What We Learned from Prop. 19’s Failure

July 28th, 2011

In 2010 the California ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana failed. What lessons have we learned to help us succeed in 2012?

Legalize Marijuana

In November of 2010 California voted 54% to 46% not to legalize marijuana. This came as a devastating shock to the war on the drug war, as many polls had it passing. Within hours of its defeat, however, plans were being made to try again in 2012. Looking back on what happened in 2010, what can be done differently to guarantee our success?

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Panamanian Dictator Indicted for Drug Trafficking was Supported by CIA

July 19th, 2011

Ex-Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega was indicted on drug trafficking charges following the US invasion of Panama in 1989. Evidence of his involvement in drug trafficking, however, goes back to the 1950’s when the United States was his supporter.

Marijuana Panamian Dictator

Manuel Noriega was a career soldier, who through opportunistic support during the revolution in the late 1960’s and a possible assassination, has become the de facto leader of Panama by the early 1980’s. His involvement with the American CIA goes back to the late 1950’s. By the time of the 1989 invasion of Panama, Noriega had become a key player in the Medellin Cartel. After his arrest, he was convicted in 1992 on eight counts of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering. He was released in 2007 and extradited to France, who in 2010 sentenced him to another ten years.
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Canada’s Marijuana Church

July 12th, 2011

Like marijuana? Hate clothes? Canada’s Church of the Universe could be for you.

Canada’s Marijuana Church

The Assembly of the Church of the Universe was founded by Walter Tucker in 1969 in Ontario. The Church of the Universe treats marijuana as a holy sacrament and encourages use among its member. The church believes that marijuana is the sacred tree of life spoken of in Psalms and Revelations. The Church also promotes nudity as a means to end gender discrimination. They see this practice as deriving from Genesis as well as that Adam and Eve were nude prior to the original sin. » Read more: Canada’s Marijuana Church


Marijuana in the Movies

July 4th, 2011

While Hollywood has had their share of Refeer Madness they have also produced pro-pot classics like Fast Times at Ridgmont High. Try picking out of the following films to show at your next social sativa event.

Marijuana in the Movies

The movie’s that come out of Hollywood these days are all across the political spectrum. What every your interest is there is a movie for you. For those of you interested in watching the screen through a smoke filled haze try one of our suggestions next time.

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